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Video card upgrade

Q: Video card upgrade

Hey guys. Please forgive my ignorance, but I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to computers. I would like to upgrade my video card and I'm not sure which card to choose. I have an HP Pavilion Elite m9452p. I'm not exactly sure what specs you need, so please let me know if you need more info.

processor model: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
memory: 8 GB
processor speed: 2.33 GHz
memory speed : PC2-6400
memory type: DDR2 SDRAM
video card: GeForce GTS 250
power suppy: Cooler Master 550w

Any info you can provide will be very much appreciated.

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A:Wondering if I should upgrade video card for video editing software

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A:PC upgrade or Video Card upgrade??

Your cpu is fine, a p4 3.4ghz is good enough for today's games but can you tell us what games you're trying to play?
For a quick upgrade that'll last you ok for a while and give you much better playablity in today's games, I'd just go for a graphics card upgrade, but, if you want the system to last you a while and you can wait a bit then I'd suggest waiting a few months. If you want a future proof games machine (meaning you'll get a year or two of gaming out of it) intel are bringing out a new series of processors, and the next generation of graphics cards are just around the corner too, directx10 cards.
If you're only a casual gamer you could still save some money if you wait, but then again the technology moves so fast you might as well get something that'll be considered decent for a while. I'm actually leaning towards you just getting a new agp graphics card, maybe like thisradeon x850pro. That'd make games look a lot prettier.

Edit: Hang on, forgot all the important stuff :blush: Can you tell us your full system specs, e.g. how much RAM, your mobo, your psu wattage etc.?
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What game do you play usually? IMO, this would be a good upgrade from your current card for games like WoW and Counter Strike etc. For heavier games like Prey etc, you'd need a better card.
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A:Video Card upgrade help

Should be ok. You can get slower DDR2 400MHz (PC2 3200) RAM as well, since that is the one that comes with the PC by default, and you may save some money in the process.

The video card is fine though.
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A:Need help with video card upgrade

get a ATI Radeon 256MB DDR2 RAM on pci. It runs best on pci but the geforce is alot slower and it isnt very good with older mobo's.. oh and its 79.99 in stores or 40 bucks after rebate sometimes in frys
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A:I need help- I'm looking to upgrade video card

Personally, I would NOT recommend blowing the full $300 on a card with your system at this time. The DX10 boom is going to be a major leap for games. HUGE. The hardware is already starting to trickle out, now we are waiting for the games.

The DX10 games not only require a DX10 graphics card, but in order to really crank up the settings, you need a powerful CPU. At this point, if you have a DX10 card you need a core 2 duo in order to be able to fully utilize all the power of the graphics card. Your current system (for one) only has AGP so DX10 cards will not fit in there. Also your cpu/ram etc are not fast enough to really let the DX10 graphics cards fly.

If I were you, I'd get the X1650pro (actually I'd get a 7600GS for about the same price, but a (very small) performance increase) and upgrade yourself to a gig of ram.

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A:Video Card Upgrade

The first problem I see is that you have Spyware; DateManager.

If you want to remove the bar at the top you should be able to right click on it and select Close Toolbar.

A move from a FX5200 to a FX5600 is a marginal upgrade.
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A:Help with video card upgrade

Go for the Gusto

I cannot in good faith recommend that you purchase any video card that has less than 256MB of memory. The ATI X800 Pro and Nvidia 6800GT are both very competent and will give you the best performance overall regardless of the limitations of your system. I'll explain, your dated hardware may be replaced soon, but your video card will be able to go into pretty much any system you throw it into (providing your M/B is not PCI-X). Even if your new MB/Proc supports only PCI-X, you can always drop your nearly new X800(or 6800GT) on ebay and make a couple hundred bucks toward the PCI-X version. Either way, you have great performance without sacrificing the quality of your video. G/L and I hope this helped a bit for you to make a decision.



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A:Video card upgrade

is the mother compatiable with the video card?
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A:upgrade video card

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A:Video Card Upgrade

try one of the mid-ranger cards geforce 6600 or ati x700
they go for like $200 on newegg i think

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A:Video Card Upgrade Help

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A:Looking to upgrade my video card

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A:Video card upgrade?

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A:I need to upgrade my video card.

We need to know if you have an AGP slot on your motherboard. I actually can't tell from your post if your 7500 is the PCI version or the AGP version, as it is saying both. It actually looks like you may be in luck, and have an AGP card though.... fingers crossed.....To do that, we need to know your motherboard's make/model. The simplest way I suppose, would be to download and run this program:

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how much are you willing to spend?
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A:Want to upgrade CPU and Video Card

can't help ya . . 933Mhz makes me think its a PIII , could be intergrated graphics... or the famous Geforce MX400 .

since your changing out the mobo , everything goes out the window.
basically want a new computer.
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A:Video card upgrade

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Thanks for the comparison.....Geforce 6200 looks way better

I think the interface is PCI

But how do I find out the interface just to make sure
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A:Upgrade Video Card


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my recommendation for a card, in that price range...

a little over your price:

9800 Pro 128 meg version:

runs around 225$, damn good card

9800 Pro 256 meg version:

a little more expensive at ~265$. the card i am running right now. runs pretty much anything you throw at it at high detail. doesn't handle anti-aliasing as well as i would like it to.

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any nvidia fx5900xt card.

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AGP is still good, and it may last for quite some time(unlike my PCI card ) Do you have an AGP 4x/8x slot? If not, look for a large, white slot(larger than the modem slot, a PCI slot.) If you do not find one, look for an orange slot. This is an AGP slot. Look inside your computer to find the slots.

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A:Best Video Card to upgrade to?

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A:video card upgrade

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A:Video Card Upgrade

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If some websites won't play video, then I kind of doubt that getting a video card will help because it will probably have roughly the same 2D processing power that your onboard video has. The main thing that getting a video card will help with is 3D performance (like video games).

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A:What to do... Upgrade video card or MB/CPU?

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1800+ for today's games isnt al that great. If u have spare cash, upgrade the video as well. RAM is alright.
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A:New rig or upgrade video card and ram?

CPU is fine, RAM is also fine, GPU is also fine.

Do you have the latest GPU drivers? Download from NVIDIA website.

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A:Video card upgrade

A 275 has the advantage over a 260. It's not a massive difference, but a difference nevertheless.

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A:Upgrade video card

Wow a Pentium 6? xD

You need to tell us if you have an AGP or PCIe slot.
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A:Video Card upgrade

The 200 watt max on the specs is the maximum power output
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A:Upgrade Video Card

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A:Video card upgrade

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Would also help to know which G72 you have as HP lists 101 variations of it,

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A:Video card upgrade?

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A:Video Card Upgrade/ Please Help

I know this is a wee bit past your limit, but I just did a Pricewatch on an ATI 9600XT (which from what I understand is a pretty sweet card) and it came in at $154 shipped. Might be worth checking out. I'm kind of partial to ATI so maybe we can get some input from nVidia gurus here as well.

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A:Video Card Upgrade

I've split you off from the other poster, best to have your own thread.
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i want to upgrade my vid card to a radeon 256mb (whatever the latest model is), i have a CRT and a Flat screen (both Analogue Connections),

Is there a way i can put my new redeon in the AGP slot and keep the G-Force in my system (also AGP but convert it to PCI somehow) to run Dual Monitor.
Is it possible to get a type of converter to use one of my PCI slots for the G-force (a kind of Master Slave configuration) with the Radeon.

or if this is not possible: if i use jus one vid card (AGP) preferrably the Radeon and run my 2 monitors off it, will it cause my PC to slow down at all

Thanks in advance

A:Video Card Upgrade

No, you can only have one AGP card in the system and you can't make it into a PCI card.

Most Radeon cards have the capability to run two monitors so you don't need to use the second card anyway.

The latest and greatest from ATI is the x850 XT Platinum Edition: but haven't seen for sale yet, but it won't be cheap. Its also only available for PCI-Express and not for AGP and only has DVI connectors. Maybe the X800 would work for you.
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